Dubliners, James Joyce
James Joyce


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Dubliners is a collection of picturesque short stories that paint a portrait of life in middle-class Dublin in the early 20th century. Joyce, a Dublin native, was careful to use actual locations and settings in the city, as well as language and slang in use at the time, to make the stories directly relatable to those who lived there.
The collection had a rocky publication history, with the stories being initially rejected over eighteen times before being provisionally accepted by a publisher—then later rejected again, multiple times. It took Joyce nine years to finally see his stories in print, but not before seeing a printer burn all but one copy of the proofs. Today Dubliners survives as a rich example of not just literary excellence, but of what everyday life was like for average Dubliners in their day.
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Very moving. Wonderful stories to read

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But my body was like a harp and her words and ges­tures were like fin­gers run­ning upon the wires
looked that peace­ful and resigned. No one would think he’d make such a beau­ti­ful corpse.”
The cars came scud­ding in to­wards Dub­lin, run­ning evenly like pel­lets in the groove of the Naas Road. At the crest of the hill at In­chicore sight­seers had gathered in clumps to watch the cars ca­reer­ing home­ward and through this chan­nel of poverty and in­ac­tion the Contin­ent sped its wealth and in­dustry. Now and again the clumps of people raised the cheer of the grate­fully op­pressed. Their sym­pathy, how­ever, was for the blue cars—the cars of their friends, the French.
The French, moreover, were vir­tual vic­tors. Their team had fin­ished solidly; they had been placed second and third and the driver of the win­ning Ger­man car was re­por­ted a Bel­gian. Each blue car, there­fore, re­ceived a double meas­ure of wel­come as it topped the crest of the hill and each cheer of wel­come was ac­know­ledged with smiles and nods by those in the car. In one of these trimly built cars was a party of four young men whose spir­its seemed to be at present well above the level of suc­cess­ful Gal­li­cism: in fact, these four young men were al­most hil­ari­ous

Машины неслись в сторону Дублина, равномерно, как шарики в Желобке Наас-Роуд. На вершине холма в Инчикоре толпами собирались туристы, чтобы посмотреть на машины, мчащиеся домой, и через этот канал бедности и бездействия континент нес свои богатства и промышленность. Время от времени группы людей поднимали крики благодарных угнетенных. Однако они сочувствовали синим машинам-машинам их друзей, французов.
Более того, французы фактически одержали победу. Их команда закончила солидно; они заняли второе и третье места, а водитель победившей немецкой машины был бельгийцем. Каждый синий автомобиль, таким образом, получил двойную меру приветствия, когда он поднялся на вершину холма, и каждый приветственный крик был встречен улыбками и кивками тех, кто был в машине. В одном из этих изящно сколоченных автомобилей сидела компания из четырех молодых людей, чей дух, казалось, в настоящее время был намного выше уровня успешного Галлицизма.

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